2021 Virtual Dance Competition

 This year’s online virtual dance contest will be open to contestants throughout the Americas, offering more than $8,000 in prize money!  Applications open on July 1st and close on Sept. 1st.


We’ll announce the winners at a two-hour celebration on the shores of the Sacred Springs at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment on 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX – October 2nd, time and tickets to be announced soon.

Categories and prizes listed below.
 

GOLDEN AGE 

 

Northern Men

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Northern Women

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

 

Southern Men

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Southern Women

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

MEN'S

 

Traditional

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Straight

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Prairie Chicken

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

 

Fancy

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Grass

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

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WOMEN'S

Cloth

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Fancy Shawl

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

Buckskin

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

 

Jingle

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100

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YOUTH

 

Boys

1st - $100

2nd - $75

3rd - $50

 

Girls

1st - $100

2nd - $75

3rd - $50

TINY TOTS

 

First 50 Accepted Entries

$10 each

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2021 Dance Competition Rules

Dance Contestants...

  • may submit to ONE category between July 1st and September 1st, 2021 11:59 PM (CST)

  • must collectively apply to the age group of the category they choose, detailed as followed:

    • Golden Age: 55+​

    • Adult (Men & Women): 18-55

    • Youth: 7-17

    • Tiny Tots: 6 & Under

  • will receive an acceptance email if chosen to be featured in this contest

  • will allow the SS Powwow to upload their video to the powwow’s YouTube channel

  • will be assigned a number by the powwow technical staff and have their video listed on sspowwow.com/dancers

  • will find out who wins each category as part of our LIVE In-Person (and live-streamed) Celebration in October 2021

Dance Videos...

  • must be recorded outdoors on open ground

  • should feature the contestants in full regalia, reflecting the selected category

  • must be filmed in a wide, "landscape" video mode and not in the vertical "portrait" mode

  • must be uploaded as part of the contestants’ submission
     

 

2021 Dance Competition Songs

Each contestant must download the appropriate song assigned to their chosen category* for use in their dance & submitted video.

* Tiny Tot dance contestants may dance to any song they have available

Songs By The Ottertrail Singers

Songs By Young Buffalo Horse

 

2021 Dancer Application Form

2021 Applications Open July 1